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Local News

  • Census data collection to start in March

    Staff writer/photographer

    The 2010 United States Census officially begins next March, but the agency wants to dispel myths now regarding how and why it goes about its business.

    Partnership Specialist Gayle Brown said residents can be confident they will not be asked for sensitive information. In fact, the law prohibits the Census Bureau from sharing questionnaire responses with other agencies as well as law enforcement.

  • Wreck shuts down 71

    The collision of two tractor trailer trucks on I-71 last week closed the interstate for several hours.

    The two trucks collided on I-71 around 4 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, and resulted in long delays throughout the morning rush hour and beyond.

    The driver of a northbound truck, John Hauser of Akron, Ohio, struck a semi that had stopped in the right lane. Hauser’s vehicle rolled over into the median and both vehicles caught fire. Kentucky State Police reported the semi that was stopped had experienced power failure.

  • Courthouse clock ticks again

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dennis Yeary isn’t quite sure of the day the New Castle courthouse clock stopped ticking, but he is positive of the time and pretty sure why.

    “The clock’s been stuck at 11:55 since it was struck by lightning,” he said. Yeary estimated the strike occurred earlier this summer.

    David Neal, who restored the original clock, was contacted to make the repair. “It’s such a unique profession,” Yeary said.

  • UK wants you to get moving

    Staff writer/photographer

    The University of Kentucky wants you to get moving Sunday.

    The university is promoting Second Sunday events all over the state from 2 to 6 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 11.

    Although UK Cooperative Extension Agent Maryellen Garrison said Henry County has no officially planned events, she hopes people will get out and enjoy physical activities that afternoon.

  • Chelsey’s Chicks

    Staff writer/photographer

    For Chelsey and Jared Schlosnagle, finding eggs isn’t just an Easter event.

    The 17-year old entrepreneur from Cropper and her 16-year old brother knew from a very young age that there might be more than just fun to finding eggs.

    With their parents’ sponsorship and guidance, Chelsey’s Gourmet Pasture Eggs produces free-range eggs that are sold to retailers such as Whole Foods and Valu Market as well as restaurants and bakeries.

  • Cabers and hammers and pipes, oh my!

    Staff writer/photographer

    Scottish Highland clans will descend upon Eminence this weekend as Kentucky Renaissance Faire plays host to the Central Kentucky Highland Games.

    It marks the first time Kentucky Renaissance will host the games.

    Director Ed Frederick said he hopes it’s the start of a tradition for the community. “This is one of the things we initially intended,” he said, “to host these kinds of events.”

  • Deputy jailer arrested in abuse case

    General Manager

    Two New Castle men, including a Henry County Deputy Jailer, have been arrested and face charges stemming from separate sexual abuse incidents.

    Anthony L. McAlister, 47, has been charged by the Kentucky State Police with two counts of first degree sodomy of a victim under 12 years of age, two counts of second degree sodomy, four counts of third degree sodomy and one count of first degree sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 12.

  • EPD comes under fire for shooting

    Staff writer/photographer

    What began as a routine call about a loose dog has turned into anything but that.

    On Sunday, Sept. 13, Charles Luster, an Eminence resident on Jackson Road, called 911 to report being attacked by a dog.

    Eminence Police Chief Carey Duncan was dispatched at 9:52 a.m. Within minutes, he shot a black Rottweiler named Dozer.

    In an official statement to EPD, Luster said he was walking southbound from his home at 4600 Jackson Road at about 9:50 a.m. He was on his way to church.

  • Madison-Milton Bridge report shows no change

    Landmark News Service

    Results are in, and the August in-depth inspection of the Milton-Madison Bridge shows no change in the superstructure’s condition.

    Inspectors gave the superstructure an overall rating of 4, or poor, on a rating scale of 0-9, with 9 being excellent.

    The bridge received the same rating during the biennial Fracture Critical inspection conducted in December 2008.

  • KHS, HCSO remove horses

    Staff writer/photographer

    Six neglected horses were removed Monday, Sept. 21, from a property at 6129 Bethlehem Road.

    The property is owned by Joan Poole, reportedly of Louisville.

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals reported the case to the Henry County Sheriff’s office and the Humane Society after receiving an anonymous tip.

    A source familiar with the situation contacted the Local, and said they contacted PETA and other agencies, as well as the Local, but wanted to remain anonymous.